Impacts on the growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Gross Domestic Product

Impacts on the growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Growth Rate of GDP

There is no comprehensive survey-based information about the change in the employment levels in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) post demonetization, and its impact on the growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). GDP growth rate is affected by a number of factors including the output and value addition in different sectors of the economy including MSMEs, investment rate, exports, taxes collected and subsidies provided by the Government, etc.

As per the quarterly estimates of GDP released by the Central Statistics Office, the growth rate of GDP at constant (2011-12) prices for the third quarter of 2016-17 is 7.0 percent.

GDP is the monetary value of all goods and services produced in the economy, estimated without double counting. The primary purpose of GDP estimation is to facilitate economic analysis, decision-taking and policy formulation. The System of National Accounts (SNA) 2008 mentions that it makes “no claim that GDP should be taken as a measure of welfare and indeed there are several conventions in the SNA that argue against the welfare interpretation of the accounts”. An individual’s welfare is not determined by economic factors alone, but also by subjective factors like personal and family  circumstances, satisfaction derived from employment and quality of health. Quantifying the welfare impact of these factors is outside the ambit of GDP estimation.

The above information given by the minister of finance in parliament on 7.4.2017.

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